WMS research seminar: 'Realising good dividends through responsible leadership'

Date Friday 13 December 2019
Time 7:30am - 9am
Where MSB.4.02, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton
Presenter Professor Brad Jackson (Griffith Business School, Australia)
Admission Cost Free

The Industry 4:0 revolution will substantially change business and society. The opportunity provided by this revolution is not just simply a matter of improving either productivity or profitability; rather it can enable a substantial transformation of business in society.

In this highly interactive breakfast seminar on Friday, 13 December, starting at 7.30am, Professor of Social Innovation Brad Jackson (Griffith Business School, Australia) will outline the concept of ‘Good Dividends’, a theory of business that re-examines what we mean by value.

This event is hosted by the New Zealand Institute for Business Research and Waikato Management School. All staff and students are welcome to attend, but please ensure you register your details by Thursday, 5 December.

The Good Dividends approach provides a regenerative system in which increasing business value and social impact become strategic imperatives that are articulated and implemented as an integrated whole.

Rather than highlighting issues of sustainability to limit harm (and growth) and try to persuade business to do some good, the regenerative system of Good Dividends seeks to redefine growth by integrating communities, societies and environments as sources of capital from which a dividend can be yielded as part of value generation.

Based at Griffith University, Professor Jackson is the program director for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management and the program lead for the collaborative leadership work stream within the Policy Innovation Hub.

Prior to joining Griffith in March 2018, he was Professor of Public and Community Leadership at Victoria University of Wellington, where he was Head of the School of Management.  At the University of Auckland Business School, he was Co-Director of the New Zealand Leadership Institute and the Fletcher Building Education Trust Chair in Leadership.

Professor Jackson has published seven books — Management Gurus and Management Fashions, The Hero Manager, Organisational Behaviour in New Zealand, A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership,  Demystifying Business Celebrity and Revitalising Leadership and The Board as the Nexus of Leadership and Governance. He also co-edited the Sage Handbook of Leadership.

For catering purposes, if you wish to attend please RSVP to by Thursday, 5 December.